December 17, 2008

Who May Approach God?


Psalm 24:4-6 

"He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob."

It's easy to get caught up in the concerns of the day and wonder where God is. Since God is holy and perfect, He never changes. We on the other hand continually flex and flow with the changing of the tides. 

Psalm 24 tells us precisely where God is and how we can find Him:
  1. God is found among "clean hands" or guiltless actions.
  2. God dwells among those with a "pure (sincere) heart."
  3. God is repelled when we "lift our soul" to worship anything other than Him.
  4. God cannot reside in a heart that "swears by what is false" or lies under oath.
In a nutshell, when we line our actions and attitudes up with God...He will be found. Like a magnet, all things pure are drawn to Him. Ladies, let that be us today.

"Dear heavenly Father, purify my heart, mind, and body. Sandblast the walls of my heart, removing all that is unholy. Fill me with your love and compassion and rid me of any wrong attitudes. Expose any false idols I may harbor within and lead me to your throne. Guide me in your ways and grant me the blessings of your righteousness,  for you O Lord are God!  Amen."

4 comments:

katiegfromtennessee said...

Greetings Mrs. Nancy,

I was blessed by your post tonight:)

katiegfromtennessee

Abbasgirl said...

Amen!

Amy E. said...

Amen..and thanks for the reminder.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Sherry said...

This time of year can get so fast-paced that we hit the floor running, forgetting to take the time to acknowledge and spend time with our best friend. Thanks for the reminder.